Unicornfest: Bristol unicorn sculptures go up for sale - how to bid for them

Unicorns by the Observatory on the Downs
Unicorns by the Observatory on the Downs

This Thursday (October 5) sees Bristol’s Unicornfest sculptures go up for auction at Propyard in St Philips.

Run by Bristol & Bath Auctioneers and hosted by Richard Madley (BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt), auctiongoers will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the unique unicorn statues that spent the summer on the streets of Bristol.

Bidding starts at £500 for the small foals and £1,000 for the large unicorns which were painted by local Bristol artists.

Also up for auction is one of the most unique pieces of Unicornfest memorabilia; a golden horn.

Many unicorns are expected to be sold for thousands of pounds and all funds raised will go towards Leukaemia Care, the UK’s leading leukaemia charity.

Leukaemia Care CEO, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley said: “The public have come from far and wide to witness the unicorns on the streets of Bristol this summer. It’s been amazing to see so many people experience the joy of the arts trail.

“The Unicornfest auction will be vital in raising the all-important funds for Leukaemia Care. We’re inviting businesses and anybody who would like to own a unique piece of artwork to come along and bid.”

Hosted at Propyard, the auction will be a great networking opportunity with Bristol businesses, Unicornfest sponsors and major donors.

Food and canapes will be available, and a bar will be open all night. There will be a drinks reception from 6pm and the auction will start from 7pm.

To be in the chance of owning a unicorn, tickets for the auction are available here. People who are unable to make it to Propyard on Thursday, will also have to option to bid in an online auction. Registration is available here.